LEADING THE WAY. QUIETLY.

In our 60-plus years as a plastics supplier and innovator, we’ve moved boldly into new markets and territories. But we’ve always kept a keen eye on our past, our principles and our dedication to quality and service for our customers.

1950

WASHINGTON PENN PLASTIC FOUNDED

From day one, the Andy family has provided a consistently steady hand managing our business and keeping the focus on our customers.

Our founder, Albert Andy. Circa 1950

1970s

STEADY GROWTH

Washington Penn opened its third major facility in the US and began focusing on manufacturing polyolefin-based products.

1980s

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

By moving away from the extremely price-competitive toll-compounding business and into proprietary formulas, as well as developing systems with real-time statistical analysis, we were able to expand our expertise and focus on finding solutions for our customers.

1991

SECURING OUR BASE

The integration of polypropylene manufacturer Epsilon Products, LLC provided a stable source of supply to our growing business.

1994

FOCUS ON RENEWABLES

Our acquisition of Plastic Recycling Center, LLC, a post-consumer recycling facility, highlighted our focus on the environment and beyond.

1997

GAINING MOMENTUM

The acquisition of Uniform Color Company showed that focusing on custom formulations made sense in the market. This move also improved our ability to deliver amazing color.

1999

NORTH AMERICAN EXPANSION

Audia continued expanding in the US with the acquisition of our major facility in Kentucky. The opening of UCC de Mexico Distributing kicked off a new era for Audia – moving from a trusted domestic supplier to a true global solutions provider. By 2005, the latter move culminated in the opening of two major facilities in Mexico for the production of color concentrates and custom compounds.

2002

DIVERSIFICATION, MORE SERVICES

Acquiring Southern Polymer, Inc. helped expand our reach and further identified us as a major purchaser and distributor of prime polyolefins.

2009

GLOBAL EXPANSION

Our formal introduction to the European market began through the 2009 acquisition of a color concentrate manufacturing facility in the Czech Republic, and was quickly followed by the opening of Audia Plastics – our major joint manufac- turing facility in Voderady, Slovakia. From there we have the ability to produce color concentrate and custom compounds on a large scale, as well as conduct polymer distribution sales.

2014

BROADENING OUR PORTFOLIO

Our acquisition of BASF’s Color Solutions business gave us a proven liquid color concentrate platform to further service customers, and our acquisition of ExxonMobil’s North American compounding business further solidified our position as a major supplier of product to a broad market.

2016

REINFORCING OUR COMMITMENT

To expand our service and responsiveness, we opened our seventh major facility in Walker County, Georgia, USA, with state of the art abilities to produce customer compounds and color concentrates, and conduct distribution sales.

The Future

CONTINUING GROWTH

In the years to come, we will continue to look for opportunities to expand our footprint and our product portfolio. And we will always conduct ourselves in strict accordance with our safety, quality and ethical principles. That’s just our way.